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Sr. Systems Engineer (Requirements Lead) - Space Destination - AdvancedDevelopment Program

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.This position reports to the Systems Engineering Section inside of the Advanced Development Programs business unit and is responsible for leading the requirements engineering team for one of our Space Destination programs.In this role, you will lead and mentor a team of systems engineers and help lead implementation of systems engineering processes. We ask that you are proficient in handling the challenges, technologies, and solutions that address the space environment and have knowledge in diverse subject areas such as, fluids, thermal management, navigation and control, software, and/or human rated vehicles. You are adept at working to a plan, adjusting it and prioritizing efforts while infusing and facilitating creativity and innovation. You enjoy leading people and growing teams to achieve program objectives. Ideally, you have direct experience developing, integrating, and delivering a deep space system such as a spacecraft, rover, or lander.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:Perform and/or lead aspects of the team as it grows including the following:

  • Lead and be technically responsible for a team of engineers performing requirements engineering in human rated space applications.
  • Apply heuristic and functional decomposition techniques to scope the design and development.
  • Ensure team is trained in and adheres to policies, standards, processes and procedures.
  • Develop the concept of operations that describe what the system is supposed to do without implying an implementation.
  • Define and track system technical budgets and technical performance metrics throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Document system-level behavior, such as states and modes, functional block diagrams, and data flows.Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace engineering or equivalent technical field.
    • Experience in rapid definition of space system requirements and concept definitions that span a broad range of mission objectives.
    • Leadership and management experience as well as a history of mentoring.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident.Desired (but not required) Experience:
      • M.S. degree in Systems Engineering or equivalent technical field.
      • Successful candidates in this role typically have 8+ years of related experience in the design, development, and flight test of aerospace systems, preferably spacecraft, rovers, and/or landers.
      • Space flight systems certification process experience
      • Experience with human spaceflight.
      • Fault-tolerance strategies and architectures for safety and critical systems.
      • Experience across the product life cycle (pre-conceptual design through field support).
      • Solid understanding of version control (e.g. git/gitlab, subversion).
      • Knowledge of collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA.
      • Solid understanding of configuration and data management software (Windchill, DOORS, or JAMA).
      • Good understanding of formal risk and opportunity management processes.Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $130,200-$190,960Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $141,600-$207,680Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $141,600-$207,680Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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